Video: Canadian firm reveals one-man bullet magnet
With the British armed forces facing the biggest cutbacks in a generation, the Minstry of Defence is unlikely to consider any new kit that doesn't come with a very reasonable price tag attached.
That's where the DTV Shredder comes in. The bizarre looking machine is essentially a motorised skateboard on tank tracks, which is currently being punted to the world's armies as personal transport for front-line troops by its Canadian makers.
Normally it would be hard to imagine the 30mph militarised Segway-alike replacing motorbikes and quads on the 21st century battlefield, but with financial concerns now the primary driving force behind defence procurement, don't be surprised if you see them in rumbling round Afghanistan with a British flag on next year.